From Frank Ikpefan, Abuja
4 hundred Nigerian well being staff on the frontline of the battle towards the Coronavirus pandemic have examined constructive for the virus, the Joint Well being Sector Unions (JOHESU) has mentioned.
That is simply because the Federal Authorities admitted that the outbreak of the pandemic has overwhelmed the well being sector.
JOHESU Nationwide Chairman Josiah Biobelemoye, who spoke on Thursday in Abuja throughout the distribution of Private Protecting Tools (PPEs) to its state councils, famous that regardless of the rise in infections, well being staff wouldn’t relent in defending Nigerians.
He mentioned the state of affairs on floor referred to as for resolution, therefore the choice of the union to distribute PPEs to its members.
“For the reason that outbreak of COVID-19, over 400 JOHESU members have been contaminated by Coronavirus. We have to assist our personal members who’re working and sacrificing their lives for the generality of Nigerians, “Biobelemoye mentioned.
Amongst PPEs to be distributed throughout 38 state councils embrace 50,000 items of face masks, 15,200 items of sanitisers, 2,000 items of disinfectants and 1,200 items of hand wash.
Everlasting Secretary Federal Ministry of Well being Abdulaziz Mashi mentioned the Federal Authorities was appreciative of any donation made by public spirited Nigerians in direction of curbing the pandemic.